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Infographic: 20 Ways Handwriting is Good for You and Your Studying

Handwriting is no longer taught in schools, which is a shame. There are well known connections between writing stuff down and remembering it.

The following infographic by IvyPanda details 19 other benefits.


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Xavier Basora January 14, 2021 um 8:29 pm


Nice infographic. Preaching the choir ๐Ÿ™‚ i 've always handwritten my essays before typing them. I wish Wacom would make writing pads i’d prefer to write and the software convertit to text.


Tom S January 14, 2021 um 9:05 pm

What about all the down sides: writerโ€™s cramp, lack of backup, not being able to read your own handwriting, fire hazard, no encryption, no security, to name but a few.

Seriously, nobody is going back to paper and pencil. Studies are needed to figure out what works in our digital world instead of going retro.

iPadOS does a credible job of converting handwriting to text. So to the degree it is neurologically beneficial to make your hand do gymnastics, you do not need to consume writing materials.

Andrea January 15, 2021 um 2:52 am

I’d say it doesn’t matter if you use a sheet of paper or a screen and converting software. I assume the brain works the same way in both cases. Using your hands, concentrating etc are important. Converting handwriting to text just helps you do some things faster.
But there are a lot of people who do use pencil and paper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Xavier Basora January 16, 2021 um 10:48 am

Tom S,

Too bad I can’t use my small fountain pen collection when writing on a screen ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s one of the joys of writing by hand on paper. Perhaps the big fountain pen manufacturers could produce one. That’d be nice.


Allen F January 17, 2021 um 1:41 pm

This is one of those 'Whatever works best for you' type things.

I’m one of those that the screen is the only way I’m going to write. Can’t read my own chicken scratch six months later, no room on the paper for all the corrections and added words a reread sees it needs.

So it’s only good for 'you' if it works better for 'you' than doing it some other way.

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JL Civi January 24, 2021 um 12:04 pm

Did anyone else notice number 17 & number 20 in the infographic have the exact same blurb?

Nate Hoffelder January 24, 2021 um 1:34 pm

Whoops! I missed that.

Bower Maze January 30, 2021 um 10:43 am

#7 Improved motor skills – these are easily lost. It’s shocking how bad my handwriting has become over the years of using a computer. Writing the odd sentence on paper isn’t a big deal but I recently had to write a WHOLE letter by hand – I was so ashamed of the quality!

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